Works Department

Road authority legislation to be repealed

This is part of a restructure to ensure the development and maintenance of roads are coordinated in an organised manner and the duplication of roles are done away with.

Works Minister, Michael Nali, said the repealing of the legislation and restructuring will ultimately conclude by the end of 2019.

In the meantime, arrangements have been made for the Department of Works, Provincial and District Development Authorities (DDAs) to share responsibility of roads throughout the country.

Wingti not pleased with Works Dept

He said while the road works is happening, it’s not progressing as quickly as it should be.

It seems the project manager is having issues with people living along the road.

Wingti defended his people and blamed the Works Department for not handling community consultation well.

He said, prior to the commencement of the roadworks, there should have been consultation between the Works Department and the Provincial Government to handle landowner issues.

GG signs projects worth K194 million

On Tuesday Governor-General, Dadae executed on behalf of the state for work to begin on a new court complex , a provincial headquarters, and maintenance road works in the Highlands Region.

The new court complex will be built in Wewak, East Sepik Province. Valued at K16.7 million and was awarded to Gold Bell Constructions. The State is fully funding this project

The construction of the West New Britain Haus valued at K95.8 million was awarded to Pheonix Builders and funded through the New Britain Palm Oil Trust Fund.

Damaged Bulolo bridge fixed

The section of the bridge at Warabung, at the border of Huon Gulf and Bulolo Electorate, has finally been replaced.

Continuous rain swept away a section of the Warabung Bridge more than a week ago, where youths capitalised on the situation by charging travelers toll for passing through.

However, Morobe Governor Kelly Naru visited the area and dished out K10,000 to the youths, asking them to refrain from collecting money from the public.

Private contractor Classic Engineering moved in, with support from the Works Department, and fixed the bridge.